Recent Publications

Selected Recent Publications

Z. Xie, Y. Xu, M. Xie, X. Chen, J.H. Lee, E. Stavitski, S. Kattel* and J.G. Chen*, “Reactions of CO2 and Ethane Enable CO Bond Insertion for Production of C3 Oxygenates”, Nature Communications, (2020) accepted.

X. Jiang, X. Nie*, X. Guo*, C. Song* and J.G. Chen*, “Recent Advances in Carbon Dioxide Hydrogenation to Methanol via Heterogeneous Catalysis”, Chemical Reviews, (2020) accepted.

Q. Chang, P. Zhang, A.H.B. Mostaghimi, X. Zhao, S.R. Denny, J.H. Lee, H. Gao, Y. Zhang, H. Xin*, S. Siahrostami*, J.G. Chen* and Z. Chen*, “Promoting H2O2 Production via 2-Electron Oxygen Reduction by Coordinating Partially Oxidized Pd with Defect Carbon”, Nature Communications, (2020) accepted.

Y. Wang, Y. Zheng, K. Li*, W. Gao, W. Na, J.G. Chen*, H. Wang*, “Strong evidence of the role of H2O for enhancing methanol selectivity from CO2 hydrogenation over Cu-ZnO-ZrO2”, Chem, 6 (2020) 419.

Q. He, D. Liu, J.H. Lee, Y. Liu, Z. Xie, S. Hwang, S. Kattel*, L. Song*, and J.G. Chen*, “Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 to Syngas with Controllable CO/H2 Ratios over Co and Ni Single-Atom Catalysts”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59 (2020) 3033.

E. Gomez, X. Ni*, J.H. Lee, Z. Xie and J.G. Chen*, “Tandem reactions of CO2 reduction and ethane aromatization”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (2019) 17771.

E. Gomez, B. Yan, S. Kattel and J.G. Chen*, “Carbon dioxide reduction in tandem with light alkane dehydrogenation”, Nature Reviews Chemistry, 3 (2019) 638.

X. Yang, S. Kattel, J. Nash, X Chang, J.H. Lee, Y. Yan*, J.G. Chen* and B. Xu*, “Quantification of Active Sites and Elucidation of Reaction Mechanism of Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction Reaction on Vanadium Nitride”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58 (2019) 13768.

J.H. Lee, S. Kattel, Z. Jiang, Z. Xie, S. Yao, B.M. Tackett, W. Xu, N.S. Marinkovic, and J.G. Chen* “Tuning the Activity and Selectivity of Electroreduction of CO2 to Synthesis Gas using Bimetallic Catalysts”, Nature Communications, 10 (2019) 3724.

H.B. Tao, J. Zhang, J. Chen, L. Zhang, Y. Xu, J.G. Chen*, and B. Liu*, “Revealing Energetics of Surface Oxygen Redox from Kinetic Fingerprint in Oxygen Electrocatalysis”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141 (2019) 13803.

B.M. Tackett, E. Gomez and J.G. Chen*, “Net reduction of CO2 via its thermocatalytic and electrocatalytic transformation reactions in standard and hybrid processes”, Nature Catalysis, 2 (2019) 381.

W. Luc, B.H. Ko, S. Kattel, S. Li, D. Su, J.G. Chen*, and F. Jiao*, “SO2-induced Selectivity Change in CO2 Electroreduction”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 241 (2019) 9902.

J. Wang, S. Kattel, C.J. Hawxhurst, J.H. Lee, B.M. Tackett, K. Chang, N. Rui, C.-J. Liu* and J.G. Chen*, “Enhancing Activity and Reducing Cost for Electrochemical Reduction of CO₂ by Supporting Palladium on Metal Carbides”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 58 (2019) 6271-6275.

Y. Wang, S. Kattel, W. Gao, K. Li*, P. Liu, J.G. Chen* and H. Wang*, “Exploring the ternary interactions in Cu-ZnO-ZrO2 catalysts for efficient CO2 hydrogenation to methanol”, Nature Communications, 10 (2019) 1166.

W. Wan, S.C. Ammal, Z. Lin, K.-E. You, A. Heyden* and J.G. Chen*, “Controlling reaction pathways of selective C-O bond cleavage of glycerol”, Nature Communications, 9 (2018) 4612.

X. Yang, J. Nash, J. Anibal, M. Dunwell, S. Kattel, E. Stavitski, K. Attenkofer, J.G. Chen*, Y. Yan*, and B. Xu*, “Mechanistic Insights into Electrochemical Nitrogen Reduction Reaction on Vanadium Nitride Nanoparticles”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140 (2018) 13387.

B. Yan, S. Yao, S. Kattel, Q. Wu, Z. Xie, E. Gomez, P. Liu, D. Su and J.G. Chen*, “Active sites for tandem reactions of CO2 reduction and ethane dehydrogenation”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of United States, 115 (2018) 8278-8283.

J.G. Chen*, R.M. Crooks*, L.C. Seefeldt*, K.L. Bren, R.M. Bullock, M.Y. Darensbourg, P.L. Holland, B. Hoffman, M.J. Janik, A.K. Jones, M.G. Kanatzidis, P. King, K.M. Lancaster, S.V. Lymar, P. Pfromm, W.F. Schneider, R.R. Schrock, “Beyond Fossil-Fuel-Driven Nitrogen Transformations”, Science, 360 (2018) 873.

E. Gomez, S. Kattel, B. Yan, S. Yao, P. Liu and J.G. Chen*, “Combining CO2 Reduction with Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation over Bimetallic Catalysts”, Nature Communications, 9 (2018) 1398.

Z. Lin, R. Chen, Z. Qu* and J.G. Chen*, “Hydrodeoxygenation of biomass-derived oxygenates over metal carbides: From model surfaces to powder catalysts”, (Critical Review), Green Chemistry, 20 (2018) 2679-2696.

S. Kattel*, P. Liu* and J.G. Chen*, “Tuning Selectivity of CO2 Hydrogenation Reactions at the Metal/Oxide Interface”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (2017) 9739-9754.

S. Kattel, P.J. Ramírez, J.G. Chen*, J.A. Rodriguez* and P. Liu*, “Active Sites for CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol on Cu/ZnO Catalysts”, Science, 355 (2017) 1296-1299.

W. Sheng*, S. Kattel, S. Yao, B. Yan, C.J. Hawxhurst, Q. Wu and J.G. Chen*, “Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Synthesis Gas with Controlled CO/H2 Ratios”, Energy & Environmental Science, 10 (2017) 1180-1185.

M. Dunwell, Q. Lu, J.M. Heyes, J. Rosen, J.G. Chen, Y. Yan, F. Jiao, and B. Xu, “The Central Role of Bicarbonate in the Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 on Gold”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139 (2017) 3774-3783.

B.M. Tackett, W. Sheng* and J.G. Chen*, “Opportunities and Challenges in Utilizing Metal-modified Transition Metal Carbides as Low-cost Electrocatalysts”, Joule, 1 (2017) 253-263.

J.C. Matsubu, S. Zhang, L. DeRita, N.S. Marinkovic, J.G. Chen, G.W. Graham, X. Pan and P. Christopher, “Adsorbate-Mediated Strong Metal-Support Interactions in Oxide-Supported Rh Catalysts”, Nature Chemistry, 9 (2017) 120-127.

W. Wan, B.M. Tackett and J.G. Chen*, “Reactions of water and C1 molecules on carbide and metal-modified carbide surfaces”, Chemical Society Reviews, 46 (2017) 1807-1823.